Saint George the Dragon – Br. Curtis Almquist

The Second Sunday of Easter

In the calendar of the church, this second Sunday of Eastertide coincides with the traditional day of commemoration for a solider named George who lived in Palestine at the beginning of the fourth century.  Early traditions remember his being put to death on this date, April 23, year 303.  This soldier, named George, was “killed in action,” not in service to the Emperor Diocletian but rather martyred as a soldier of Christ. Continue reading

And It Was Night – Br. Eldridge Pendleton

Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Hebrews 9: 11-15, 24-28
Psalm 69: 7-15, 24-28
John 13:21-35

In our friendship with Jesus when we consider his ministry and his relationship with his apostles and other followers most of us find it easy to identify with Peter.  We see in his strong attraction, incomprehension, exuberance, fear and denial the range of our emotional responses. Continue reading